Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Just the tip I bet

I'm cynical enough to believe this is just the tip of an iceberg of healthcare fraud around the country.

Fourt suspect jailed in Medina County healthcare fraud case
By Zeke MacCormack - Express-News

A fourth suspect has been arrested in the federal investigation that last September led to charges of healthcare fraud against two former ambulance service administrators and the owner of a billing firm in Medina County.

Robert W. Trouten, a former paramedic at Medina Valley EMS and Community EMS, was charged Friday with theft/embezzlement in connection with health care, court records show.

He is the husband of Sherry Trouten and brother-in-law of Mike Farris, accused of abusing their administrative positions at Medina Valley EMS in Castroville and Community EMS in Hondo to secretly divert service calls to Tejas Ambulance, which Farris established in 2011, and improperly collecting Medicaid and Medicare payments.

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